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Motorcycle Theft Advisory

Post Date:04/24/2019 4:08 PM



Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE    

Media Contact:  Sgt. S. Strepay, Public Information Officer

Media Inquiries: (910) 433-1487 

Date: April 24, 2019        



Motorcycle Theft Advisory


(Fayetteville, NC) – Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Property Unit are reminding citizens to ensure they are securing their motorcycles properly to assist in the prevention of motorcycle thefts as we quickly enter the warm weather riding season.


While the weather is beginning to become favorable for riding motorcycles, thieves are also ready to take advantage of these conditions. The majority of motorcycle larcenies typically reported to the Fayetteville Police Department occur within apartment complexes where the motorcycle has been left unsecured in the open. If the apartment complex has a fenced area or storage units for motorcycles, owners are encouraged to use these facilities to protect their investment. If your apartment complex does not have such storage areas, you are encouraged to park the motorcycle in a well-lit area to assist in deterring a would-be thief from committing a larceny.


Additionally, the theft of vans and trucks can be associated with the theft of motorcycles.  Thieves may employ the use of these vehicles to facilitate a motorcycle theft during this time of the year. The Fayetteville Police Department encourages all citizens to secure their vehicles in an effort to prevent the theft and/or breaking and entering of their property. 


If you observe anything that appears to be suspicious regarding vehicles driving slowly through an apartment complex during the hours of darkness or someone loading a motorcycle into a vehicle during this timeframe, please call 911, so an officer can respond and investigate. 


Crime Prevention is a shared responsibility and we must all do our part to prevent crime.


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